E.coli bacteria and harmful algal bloom toxins have been detected in various bodies of water around Gallatin County, with three Caution Advisories being issued so far. Some of the most popular recreational sites in the county are being affected and it's important to pay attention to any posted signage.
It hasn't been a great week for Montana's new positive COVID-19 case count. With Gallatin County's vaccination rate sitting idly at 61% (which is better than many counties in the state), where do we go from here?
Expect a lot of single serve condiment packets, waiting outside, no salad bars and max capacity to be 50% or less than normal when Gallatin County restaurants, bars and breweries re-open their dining rooms on Monday, May 4th.
Now that Montana has entered Phase 1 of re-opening, the Gallatin County/City Health Department will be carefully watching COVID-19 numbers of all kinds to determine if Gallatin County is on the right path.